Arlena Holmes
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Arlena Morgan Holmes 85 formerly of Wynne, Arkansas and a Gary resident for 67 years, Arlena passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018. She was a faithful member of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Married for over 40 years, Arlena was a homemaker and mother of 9 children. She was called to glory October 7, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Sr., two sons: Raymond Holmes and Edgar Holmes Jr.; one granddaughter, Premiere Greene; one sister Ilonia Baskin; two brothers: Austin Morgan Sr. and Earnell Morgan. She leaves in her memory to cherish her five daughters: Cassandra (Samuel) Polk (Merrillville, IN), KayVonne Robinson (Gary, IN); Prudence Greene (Gary, IN); Anna (Bobby Jr.) Bell (Indianapolis, IN), and Sonya Holmes (Gary, IN); two sons: Carnell Holmes (Gary, IN) and Brian Holmes (Gary, IN); two sisters Elder Berthena Coleman (Merrillville, IN); and Pamela Lloyd (Jackson, Tennessee); and three brothers: Samuel (Brenda) Morgan (Gary, IN); Herman (Regena) Morgan (Atlanta, Georgia); and Rufus (Shirley) Morgan (Merrillville, IN); two daughters-in-law Jacquelyn Holmes and Pamela Holmes; one sister-in-law, Callie Mae Holmes-Jones (Gary, IN); 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a host of special nieces, nephews, community children, and friends. Visitation Saturday October 13, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. Funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. All services at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 735 E. 20th Ave., Gary, IN. Rev. Dr. Marion J. Johnson Jr. officiating. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Oct. 12, 2018.
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October 31, 2018
There are no words to express the sadness that I felt when I learned of Mother Holmes passing. Her life speaks for itself as she leaves her legacy to be carried on by such a wonderful and loving family. You can rest assured that she is rejoicing and praising God in her new heavenly home. May God keep you and lift you up in this time of need, as he wipes away each and everyone of your tears. Mother Holmes lived a blessed life, she sat a perfect example, and she is happy knowing that her morals and values will live on in each of you. May God Bless and Keep You in his Perfect Peace.
Denise Durham
October 19, 2018
To the Holmes Family! Sorry to hear your Beautiful & Lovely Mother another MTT Mother got Her WINGS! May the LORD soon wipe away your TEARS and Fill your Hearts with great memories of your MOTHER!! Blessings & Love All
October 16, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Evelyn Adkins
October 13, 2018
TO the Holmes Family,,
I rejoice in the lord with you in the homegoing of Mother's Arlena Holmes.
Beatrice Eddie
October 13, 2018
Blessings to the Holmes family.
Askew Rosa
October 13, 2018
To the Holmes Family, I'm deeply saddened by the death of your mother. Her faith was strong so she's with her savior now. I'm praying for you during this difficult time.
Vanessa Little
October 12, 2018
To the family of Mrs. Holmes with sincere condolences from my heart. Your mom will be missed, she touched so many. I pray that God gives you peace and comfort in this time. God be with you.
Marshelle (Shelle) Sights
Marshelle Shelton-Sights
October 12, 2018
We will miss you cousin Arlena.
Jeanette Crawford
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